As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day quickly approaches, York County is preparing to honor him in several ways. We put together a full list of events for you to choose from.

Martin Luther King, Jr Interfaith Prayer Breakfast:

When: Monday, January 20th

Time: 7:30AM to 9AM

Where: First Baptist Church, 481 Hood Center Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730

Tickets: $15 per person

Come Celebrate the life and legacy of a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr with an interfaith Prayer Breakfast put on by the City of Rock Hill’s Community Relations Council. Tickets are $15 a person and can be purchased in the following locations:

Ticket Locations:

  • City of Rock Hill Human Resources
    155 Johnston Street
  • City of Rock Hill Police Substation
    46 Sunset Drive
  • City of Rock Hill City Management
    155 Johnston Street
  • City of Rock Hill Housing &
    Neighborhood Services
    150 Johnston Street

Brought to you by the City of Rock Hill Community Relations Council.
For more information, please contact Jason Weil at (803) 329-8783.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Breakfast Celebration

When: Friday, January 17th

Time: 8AM to 10AM

Where: First Presbyterian Church, 10 W Liberty St, York, SC

Tickets: $10 per person

If you wish to purchase a table of (6) please contact

Karen Fritz (803) 792-8678 or email: to make arrangements

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Parade:

When: Saturday, January 18th

Where: Downtown York, SC

Time: 1PM

Presented by the Western York County NAACP. Please join us in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King with Special Guest The South Carolina State University “Marching 101”. The parade starts at 1:00 pm and the route follows Congress Street. Starting at Whitesides Cleaners at Madison St. and Congress, down to Pickering Street.
Band Round Up and Presentations following Parade.

The Journey of Gospel: 

When: Sunday, January 19th 

Where: York Senior Center: 14 N Congress Street , York, SC 29745

Time: 6pm

Join the Western York County NAACP for an afternoon of Jazz, featuring Dawn Anthony & The Lovell Bradford Quartet.

MLK Holiday Basketball Showcase: 

When: Monday, January 20th

Where: Rock Hill Sports & Event Center 

Time: 11AM to 8PM 

Tickets: $10 cash at door

Don’t miss the Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday Basketball Showcase at the brand new Rock Hill Sports & Event Center. 10 dollars will get you in all day to watch 7 games of competitive high school basketball with teams from across the region.

Martin Luther King, Jr Call To Service Week:

When: January 13th through January 20th:

In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who said "Everybody can be great because everybody can serve," the Town of Fort Mill is hosting its "MLK Call to Service Week 2020." From Jan. 13 to Jan. 20, the Town will be accepting donations each day at Town Hall (200 Tom Hall St.) for a different local community organization. Please note, we are only collecting the items for each organization on their respective day.

Here is the list of what each organization is accepting on their day:
-Jan. 13: Adult Enrichment Center- Accepting: Tabletop games for Adults, New pots & pans, New cooking utensils, Oven mitts, Aprons
-Jan. 14: Historic Paradise Foundation- Accepting: Cases of water, cases of Gatorade for monthly events at Steele Street Park
-Jan. 15: Classroom Ready- Accepting: 3X5 White & lined index cards, Personal pencil sharpeners, High-quality backpacks (17-inch minimum)
-Jan. 16: Fort Mill Care Center- Accepting: Shampoo, Body wash, Toilet paper, Instant coffee
-Jan. 17: Palmetto Women’s Center- Accepting: Diapers (size newborn - 1), Baby wipes, Gerber Good Start formula
-Jan. 20: Collecting for 2 organizations this day:
Bethel Men’s Shelter- Accepting: Men’s boxers & sweatpants (size Medium - 4XL), Bath towels, Bedding
York County Council on Aging- Accepting: Blankets or throws, Washing & Dish detergent, Toilet paper, Paper towels for residents of Fort Mill

1st Annual MLK Day of Service at Roosevelt Community Park 

When: Monday, January 20th

Time: 12:30 - 2:30 

Where: Roosevelt Community Park, Clover, SC

This "Make It A Day On, Not A Day Off" event is brought to the Clover community by the Clover School District. This event consists of a community rally and beautification of Roosevelt Community Park and its surrounding area, followed by messages of LOVE & UNITY drawn with sidewalk chalk on concrete surfaces and ending with a 3 on 3 basketball tournament. Clover High School coaches Brian Lane and Shakkia Walker will be guest speakers at this event. Make sure to wear a YELLOW t-shirt! THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL WHO WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND!!!
Sign up with the link above and let the Clover School District know you will be there by visiting

1st Annual MLK Prayer Breakfast in the Clover Community at the Larne Building.

When: Monday, January 20th

Time: 8:30am to 11am 

Tickets are $10 each and are going fast!!! Visit the link above to purchase your tickets TODAY!
This event is sponsored by The United Men of Clover.

10th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration

When: Sunday, January 19th

Where: Clover United Methodist Church 

Time: 3pm

Clover Chapel United Methodist Church will host its 10th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. Guest Speaker will be Pastor Ryan O. Godfrey